Denver South Rock Climbing
Denver South refers to climbing south of the big smoke with the town of Castle Rock at its center. Castle Rock is a town of about 40,000 people, and it's approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. For many people Castle Rock is an Outlet shopping center, but for climbers and boulderer's, it is the town closes to Castlewood Canyon and Castlewood Ranch boulders.
At 6128 feet, Castle Rock area can be cold in winter and warm during the summer. However, it is rare day when it is too cold to climb Castlewood Canyon as many of the rocks and boulders are in small gorges and forge sun traps, so as long as it is south-facing, it can be toasty on the coolest of winter days.
The epicenter of Denver South is Castle Rock which straddles I-25 approximately halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs on I-25. If you miss it, you're off to a bad start!
Eats, sleep, beer, etc.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
422 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',72],['2 Stars',197],['1 Star',116],['Bomb',3]
Classic Climbing Routes in Denver South
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Denver South:
Featured Route For Denver South
Punani V7 7A+ Colorado
: Denver South
: ... : Punani Boulder
This is in the Streambed Boulders (reached from the "old ass building" parking lot at the north entrance to the park). It follows the dramatic overhanging arete on the biggest boulder.Start with the left hand on a sidepull on the overhanging side of the arete, right hand on a sloper. Get a heel, go right to the perfect edge, and then make a big move with body tension or a sweet keep-your-momentum-going-left-then-right move to reach the perfect slopes up top.In my opinion, it is the best problem...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Feb 27, 2016
40,000 people. Lulz.